6.5/10
199
3 user

Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend (1973)

Li Xiao Long De Sheng Yu Si (original title)
A documentary that examines the life and the untimely death of superstar Bruce Lee.

Director:

Shih Wu
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Game of Death (1978)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him.

Directors: Robert Clouse, Bruce Lee
Stars: Bruce Lee, Gig Young, Dean Jagger
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

Director: Robert Clouse
Stars: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly
Documentary | Action | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee is the subject of this thoughtful documentary by Lee aficionado John Little. Using interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and action sequences from Lee's ... See full summary »

Directors: John Little, Bruce Lee
Stars: Bruce Lee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Peter Archer
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The Official Golden Harvest tribute to the Master of the Martial Arts Film, Bruce Lee.

Director: Leonard Ho
Stars: Bruce Lee, James B. Nicholson, Hoi-Chuen Lee
The Big Boss (1971)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young man sworn to an oath of non-violence works with his cousins in an ice factory where they mysteriously begin to disappear.

Directors: Wei Lo, Chia-Hsiang Wu
Stars: Bruce Lee, Maria Yi, James Tien
Fist of Fury (1972)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher.

Director: Wei Lo
Stars: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them.

Director: Bruce Lee
Stars: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao
Longstreet (1971–1972)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The cases of a blind insurance investigator.

Stars: James Franciscus, Marlyn Mason, Peter Mark Richman
I Am Bruce Lee (TV Movie 2012)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form, and this documentary will reveal why Bruce Lee's flame burns brighter now than the day ... See full summary »

Director: Pete McCormack
Stars: Bruce Lee, Paul Bowman, Daniele Bolelli
Thirteen Days (2000)
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In October 1962, the Kennedy administration struggles to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Roger Donaldson
Stars: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Shawn Driscoll
Kickboxer (1989)
Action | Sport | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother.

Directors: Mark DiSalle, David Worth
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan
Marlowe (1969)
Certificate: M Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young woman from Kansas hires LA private detective Philip Marlowe to find her missing brother.

Director: Paul Bogart
Stars: James Garner, Gayle Hunnicutt, Carroll O'Connor
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mei Wang Mei Wang ... Narrator (voice) (as Wang Mei)
Bruce Lee ... Himself as corpse
Linda Lee Cadwell ... Herself, Bruce Lee's widow
George Lazenby ... Himself
Brandon Lee ... Himself
Shannon Lee ... Herself
Grace Ho Grace Ho ... Herself, Bruce Lee's mother (as Mrs. Lee)
Hon Sang Siu Hon Sang Siu ... Himself, one of Bruce Lee's Martial Arts' teachers
Sheun-Leung Wong Sheun-Leung Wong ... Himself, Bruce Lee's Martial Arts' teacher
Margaret Walter Margaret Walter ... Herself, Bruce Lee's philosophy teacher
Taky Kimura Taky Kimura ... Himself
Jun Lee Jun Lee ... Himself
Chuck Norris ... Himself
Mitoshi Uyehara Mitoshi Uyehara ... Himself, founder of magazine Black Belt (as M. Uyehara)
Stirling Silliphant ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

A documentary that examines the life and the untimely death of superstar Bruce Lee.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Mandarin

Release Date:

14 October 1973 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(35th Anniversary Edition)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Digital (DVD version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Interview with Anders Nelsson (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

On The Run
("Sai Fong" montage)
Performed by Pink Floyd
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Asian documentary
31 July 2005 | by Roy TengSee all my reviews

Since there aren't many comments of this film I decided to give one. Since I was, and still am, fascinated with the life of Bruce I started to see a couple of documentaries of him. This documentary captures his life very well although it's from an Asian point of view. No surprise since it's an Asian documentary. You see former gung-fu teachers speak, his house in Kowloon, his family history, etc. If you are interested in this, this documentary is the best out there. Especially interesting, and unique to this documentary, is the 15 minutes of footage of his funeral that you see in the beginning. No other documentary I've seen has this. It's fascinating to see. You see a lot of famous Asian faces you don't see in other documentaries, like Bolo Yeung and a very young Sammo Hung.

What I've learned, seeing a couple of Lee's documentaries, is that there isn't a best one. 'The life, the legend' focuses a lot on his life in Hong Kong, 'A Warrior's Journey' focuses more on the message Lee was trying to pass on and 'The Immortal Dragon' focuses more on his life in America. All combined gives you a pretty good picture of the life Lee had. The BEST documentary still has to be made in my opinion.


14 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed